Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (except Thursday)
Thursday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

The office is closed on most holidays.

The responsibilities of the Records Unit vary daily but a few are data entry, generating statistical reports, processing paperwork for gun permits, and providing copies of paperwork to the general public. The records section is staffed with two civilian clerks. 

1. Request a Police Reports are retrieved and made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by completing a FOIA Request Form.  Once a FOIA Request has been received, a records staff member will notify you of the charges for completing your request.  FOIA Requests may take up to five business days for completion.

2. Obtain a crash report by clicking here.  

3. Local Records Check

A local background check may be requested for local or international purposes.  You must request this record in person and bring a valid photo ID with you.  There is no charge for Northfield Township residents for this service. 

4. Michigan State Police Criminal History Records

Anyone can search the official MSP criminal history record database. The criminal history record database is updated daily with "felony and misdemeanor arrest," "charge and conviction" information as provided by law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys and courts throughout the State of Michigan.  This search includes all public Michigan criminal history information as allowed by Public Act 310 of 2005. This search does not include federal arrests or criminal records from other states.  A search for criminal record information that might be in another state requires you to correspond directly with the criminal record repository of that state. Click here to go to the Michigan State Police Criminal History Records.